Just seven steps away

We think recruitment is a two way process. On the one hand, we need to make sure you’re the sort of caring, skilled individual we’re looking for. And on the other, you need to care about the role if you're going to take it on, and crucially, perform at your best.

So before you apply, remember to read all the details about the job carefully. Make sure it's for you.

Then apply, safe in the knowledge that we’ll keep you informed at every step. It's the treatment you deserve.

1. Check vacancies

Look for our ads on www.jobs.nhs.uk, other online and offline publications and social media.

Our tip: if an ad offers a named contact for more information, use it. You’ll improve your chance of success by finding out as much as you can before applying.

2. Apply

You will be directed to apply via our online portal, using an online application form.

This ensures your details are entered directly into our tracking system and we can progress your application as quickly as possible.

Our tip: Think about who will give you references if your application is taken forward and give them the heads up that they may be contacted. Make sure you have up to date contact details, including an email address, if possible.

3. Wait for news

It may take us a few weeks to make our selection, but you’ll hear from us by email, whether or not you are through to the next stage.

Our tip: Check both your inbox and your junk mail folder regularly. Emails from our automated system are sometimes marked as junk. Because it’s automated, you’ll find it easier to access via a laptop or desktop computer with a broadband connection, rather than a mobile phone or tablet.

4. Attend an interview and/or assessment centre

Rather than attend an interview, you may be invited to an assessment centre. This typically involves a brief presentation, some aptitude and ability tests, and a structured interview.

5. Read your offer

We’ll make you an offer within 24 hours.

6. Receive confirmation

Our conditional offer email triggers automated requests for DBS checks and verification of your qualifications. This may take slightly longer if you’re relocating from overseas, or if you’re based in the UK but do not currently work for the NHS.

Our tip: the system will identify any missing information in your application, so please keep an eye on your email and respond quickly to any requests.

7. Tell us your start date

Let us know when you’ll be joining us and we’ll book you in for our induction programme, and any statutory and mandatory training such as diversity or infection control.

Our tip: this is the time to let us know if you have a disability or long term condition that will require any adjustments to your workplace or work routine.

Welcome to your career in kind.